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Global Professional Development

Oh my goodness, the Everything’s Intermediate Expo is just days away! Everythings Intermediate Expo - Global Professional Development On Saturday, April 21st, the Everything’s Intermediate Expo will be live, and it’s goodie bag will be live!

When I moved to Morocco, I didn’t think I’d be presenting at a professional development seminar.  I mean, I’m living in a country where I don’t speak the language!  But, thanks to the internet I am!  I have taped my video and I can’t wait to Everything's Intermediate Expo - English Language Learner Strategiessee what the other teacher presenters have to say.  I have recorded a presentation on strategies for teaching English Language Learners.  There will also be presentations on: Integrating Technology, Using Interactive Notebooks and Modifying Math Instruction.  I hope you have bought a ticket, so that you can receive all 4 hours of this amazing webinar.  You have until Friday to purchase it for $15, then it’s $20, which is still a bargain for 4 hours worth of professional development!  There’s even a certificate to print and certify that you have attended when you are submitting those Professional Learning Units!  Plus, there’s an amazing goodie bag available for those who are viewing on Saturday, with 9 different teacher resources!  I hope to see you there!

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International Day Was Exhausting!

Wow – I knew that International Day was going to be a lot of work, but I didn’t realize I’d be too tired to type!  I got home from the “fun” of International Day yesterday, and was too tired to do anything.  So, I apologize for missing Game Night Friday, but I promise to be back with new Board Game suggestions next week.  BTW – If you have a board game lying around that you’d like suggestions for – please feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll add it to our collection soon.  Scroll down for some pictures of the “fun” we had at International Day – it was actually really fun, all of the parents came, my kids remembered their information, did good in their play (Never Cry Croc – the DRC’s version of the Boy Who Cried Wolf) and looked super cute in their outfits.  Then, we ended it all with a rendition of We Are the World.

In addition to the International Day craziness – I’ve spent all day Everything's Intermediate Expo - English Language Learners Webinarputting the finishing touches on my presentation for the Everything’s Intermediate Expo.  That was something else that was “fun”, but a whole lot of work!  Thankfully, it looks like it’s all coming together well and I think I got in all the information I wanted.  If you haven’t bought a ticket yet – you still have 13 days to pre-order and save $5, so grab your ticket soon!

After all the “fun” I’ve had lately, I’d like to spend the next week in bed, but my kids have convinced me to put a few days at the beach, a trip to the zoo and a trip to the movies on our Spring Break itinerary – so I don’t think that will happen! 


Buffet of Foods from the Democratic Republic of Congo     Student Presentations on the Democratic Republic of Congo


Student Presentations on the Democratic Republic of Congo     Student Created African Masks for Project on the Democratic Republic of Congo


African Savannah Classroom Display     Rainforest Classroom Display with the Congo River

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And the winners are…

Thank you to all who entered the contest for the Everything’s ticketsIntermediate Expo tickets.  I loved reading your comments about your English Language Learners.  As I am taping my presentation on teaching English Language Learners for you guys, I will be sure to keep your needs in mind and give some strategies that address these topics. 

Without further ado, here are the winners:

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Ticket #2

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Ticket #3

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Congratulations to Pam Atkinson, Melissa Lawrence and Heather Temske!  They will soon be receiving their ticket via email and will all be able to attend professional development in their pj’s (if they so choose) for absolutely FREE!  If you aren’t one of my lucky winners, but you want to join us on this fun event, feel free to stop by the Everything’s Intermediate Expo page and grab a ticket for just $14.95 until the day of the event.

Also, if you have a chance, stop by the blogs of the other presenters to learn about the amazing things they have planned:

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Expo Ticket Giveaway

Do you dread professional development?  Do you wish they would choose topics that were more meaningful to your classroom?  Do you wish you didn’t have to sit in that uncomfortable chair at a table with people you may not like very much?  I have the solution for you – The Everything’s Intermediate Expo – information you really want in a comfortable setting – your house!  You can even watch in your PJ’s if you’d like!!!

Another reason I am in love with the idea of webinars like this is that –for those of you who don’t know – I’m in Morocco.  While I love being in Morocco, professional development is a little hard to come by – at least in English, lol!  Heidigray

For this venture though, I am as even more excited because I’m one of the presenters.  I have hand tips and tricks for you on teaching English Language Learners!  The other presenters will be presenting about: modifying math instruction, integrating technology and using interactive notebooks.

So, have you bought your ticket for the Everything’s Intermediate Expo yet?  If you haven’t, feel free to enter this weekend’s giveaway.  Teacher Blog Addict and Teacher’s Notebook, who are sponsoring the ticketsexpo have given me not one, not two, but three tickets to giveaway this weekend!  Scroll down to find out how to enter the giveaway.  Note – if you’ve already bought your ticket, please feel free to enter for a friend, or to give the tickets away as a gift to a teammate or student teacher!


Contest Guidelines:

1.) You can enter up to 3 times, but please don’t forget to fill out the entry form each time so that your entry can be counted.

2.) Your entry must be received by Sunday, March 25th at 5:00p.m. EST.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, March 25th at 8:00p.m. EST.

3.)  The ways to enter are:

1. Sign up for the Raki’s Rad Resources News Release.  (If you already receive these news releases, it will count as an entry.)

2.  Sign up for the Virtual Teaching Expo Newsletter.  (If you already receive this newsletter, it will count as an entry.)

3.  Leave a comment letting me know how many English Language Learners are in your class(es) and what one thing you struggle with in regards to teaching them.


Good luck to all – I can’t wait to hand out these tickets!


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